Friday, December 7, 2012
A Study In Gameboards
I didn't like this project very much. I'm not sure why, but I wasn't interested in perspective, and it wasn't an easy thing to do. That might by why I wasn't interested, but it doesn't change the fact that this wasn't one of my stronger projects, nor was it one I liked. The final isn't that good, I think that I messed up, the lines aren't parallel somewhere, and it throws the whole picture off. I liked the watercolours, even though I might have gone too dark, I started over after the first time I butchered it with the watercolours (I didn't do a light wash, it was too dark), and I think that I went a little crazy also with the coloured pencil, it's too dark and the colours aren't blending and there is no value and no highlights or shadows, none of that. There should have been gradation between the colour transitions, instead, I just coloured really hard over other colours, and it sort of blended, but not much.
I would spend more time and effort with the colouring of the picture, the sketches were fine, all that was okay, but the colouring is what looks bad, and also I'd add more details; if I had the chance to do it over. The most difficult part for me was keeping everything in perspective, carrying lines out to the horizon lines, even the overlapping ones, which were confusing and not something I was good at. I couldn't keep a fix on where the vanishing points where, and that made the whole picture out of perspective and not good-looking. I learned not to color too hard, and I learned that I don't like perspective and I can't draw in perspective very well.